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At PACO, we work to promote the interests of paralegals, foster relationships with the legal community, serve the public, advocate the Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and endorse the mission of PACO.
Upcoming Events...

July 17, 2019
Committees & Cocktails

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What: The Paralegal Association of Central Ohio Biennial Workshop & Exhibition

When: Friday, September 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Where: Capital University Law School, 303 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215

Executive Sponsor: Capital University Law School and the Paralegal Programs at Capital University Law School

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A Note From the President

I am deeply honored to become PACO's next President. I want to Thank each and every one of you for all of the congratulatory messages, emails and online posts via LinkedIn and Facebook!

PACO Representative and Committee Chairs for 2019-2020 Term

Please take a moment to congratulate all of PACO's Representatives and Committee Chairs for volunteering their time for the term of 2019-2020 as follows:

PACO Representatives
NFPA Primary Representative - Callie Kessler
Statewide Representative/NFPA Secondary Representative - Joyce Warren
Public Relations Representative - Mindi Schaefer
Student Liaison Representative - Callie Kessler

PACO Committee Chairs
Advisory Committee - Becky Lewis
Bylaws Committee - Brittany Hays
Elections Committee - Brittany Hays
Job Bank Committee - Emily Olive Schwisow
Membership Committee - Shannon Reames
Mentoring Program Committee - Becky Lewis
Pro Bono Committee - Teresa Scharf
Professional Development Committee - Brittany Hays
Programs Committee - Kemmily Kwok
Public Relations Committee - Mindi Schaefer

It takes many people and a team of professionals to make PACO successful, so Congratulations and thank you for contributing your time to PACO!

Membership Renewals

It is that time of year where many of us are renewing our PACO memberships, if you have any questions about your membership please reach out to Shannon Reames, PACO's Vice-President and Director of Membership at vp@pacoparalegals.org.

Renew Your Commitment to PACO

As you renew your membership with PACO, I would also encourage you to renew your commitment to PACO. PACO is a great network for paralegals to collaborate and to promote paralegal awareness in the Central Ohio community.

So I would ask, what does that mean to you? I truly believe some of the greatest rewards for all PACO members is to give back to the community whether it is working with paralegal students, mentoring paralegal students or junior paralegals, working with the Pro Bono Committee to serve senior citizens through the Wills Clinics, or working on any of PACO's committees to better the organization! Reach out to any of our Committee Chairs to find out more information and opportunities to get involved with PACO.

Upcoming Calendar Dates

July 13, 2019 – NFPA Summer Board Meeting
July 17, 2019 – CBA Committees and Cocktails
July 18, 2019 – PACO Board Meeting
July 19, 2019 – Wild Apricot Project Committee Meeting
July 26, 2019 – Wild Apricot Project Committee Meeting
August 1, 2019 – BWE Committee Meeting
August 15, 2019 – BWE Committee Meeting
August 17, 2019 – PACO Board Retreat Planning Session
August 29, 2019 – BWE Committee Meeting
September 12, 2019 – PACO Board Meeting
September 21, 2019 – OSBA Paralegal Committee Meeting
September 26, 2019 – BWE Committee Meeting
September 27, 2019 – PACO 2019 Biennial Workshop & Exhibition (BWE)

CBA Committees and Cocktails

The Columbus Bar association cordially invites PACO members to its Committees and Cocktails event on July 17, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. for a chance to network and make valuable business contacts in a casual, relaxed atmosphere! The CBA will provide beer, wine, soft drinks and light hors d'oeuvres. This event is FREE for PACO members, however, advanced registration is required so the CBA can have enough food and drinks for everyone! To register, click here. Then, sign in using your CBA credentials and complete the “check out” process.

If you have questions, feedback or would like more information about PACO, please contact any Board member at:

Becky Lewis – President (president@pacoparalegals.org)
Shannon Reames – Vice-President (vp@pacoparalegals.org)
Brittany Hays – Assistant Vice-President asstvicepres@pacoparalegals.org)
Angela Vohsing – Treasurer (treasurer@pacoparalegals.org)
Cassandra Struble – Secretary (secretary@pacoparalegals.org)

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